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Mardi Gras: The Complete Mardi Gras Primer

Jim Esposito, Creem, March 1974

NEW ORLEANS – a party town without peer – annually hosts one solid week of rampant, unadulterated Bachanalia. It's called Mardi Gras. Sort of an exercise in decadence. Streets knee-deep in Boones Farm Bottles. Better derelicts than Central Park.

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